Our first stop after a long six days at sea will be Cork, Ireland. Cork is in Southern Ireland. With a population of 119,230 it is the second largest city in the state and the third most populous on the island of Ireland.

We will be docked in Cobh which is 19 miles from Cork. Cork is the home of the Blarney Stone. We will arrive at 9am and depart at 5pm so we won’t have a lot of time in port.

Cork City Walking Tour

Royal Caribbean describes the tour this way:

Discover Cork City, one of Europe’s best-kept travel secrets – an official European Capital of Culture and a regular on lists of top travel destinations. You’ll see Crawford Art Museum; the Opera Houses’ mirrored glass facade; the sculptures, mosaics, spires and intricate carvings of St. Finbarr’s Cathedral; and the cafés and shops of Rory Gallagher Place, named for a legendary rock guitarist from Cork. Top off your tour with a pint at a traditional Irish pub.

Highlights include:

  • St. Finbarr’s Cathedral: Marvel at the elaborate Neo-Gothic architecture and the golden trumpeting angel perched on high tower.
  • Rory Gallagher Place: This lovely square honors a Cork rocker, virtually unknown in America, who sold 30 million albums worldwide.
  • Pub Stop: Relax in a traditional pub; you can’t go wrong with a pint of Guinness, the beloved national drink.